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Mitchell has been chosen to host a nationally known cheerleading camp which is scheduled to include some big names in the industry. The Xtreme Cheer and Dance club announced Tuesday...
After a strong finish to the 2013 season, the Dakota Wesleyan University football team received a bit of recognition, being ranked in the NAIA spring top 25 coaches’ poll. The Tigers, who finished 8-3 last season and were not selected for the national playoffs, were slotted 21st in the list after winning their final four games last season.
AVON — Despite talks with a pair of options for co-oping, Avon High School returning to the wrestling mat looks to be on hold. Tom Culver, the school’s athletic and activities director, said Bon Homme/Scotland and Wagner are each talking about the possibility of co-oping with Avon, but he is not expecting those partnerships to work out. “I would not blame them both if they didn’t,” Culver said. “Both teams, if they took us on would be in Class A.
A quick start by Brookings spoiled the Mitchell spring baseball team’s home opener Thursday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. The Bobcats scored six runs in the first inning and added two more in the second to pull away early, handing the Kernels a 12-6 loss. Mitchell, which started the season 4-0 last weekend in Rapid City, was held to just four hits. “We need to take care of things that don’t really pertain to baseball, but things like responsibilities on the field,” Mitchell coach Luke Norden said.
The Dakota Wesleyan University baseball team lost a pair of nonconference games to the University of Jamestown (RV) Wednesday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell. The Tigers (16-16) gave up three late runs in a 5-2 loss in the opening game of the doubleheader, before errors by DWU in the second game lead to a 7-3 win for the Jimmies. “When you play good teams they will make you pay,” DWU coach Steve Gust said. “That’s why I like playing the good teams.
Tyler Johnson hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth for Dakota Wesleyan University, handing Midland University its first loss in Great Plains Athletic Conference play this season. The Tigers (16-12, 2-4 GPAC) topped the Warriors (28-11, 7-1 GPAC) 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday at Cadwell Park. Midland rebounded to beat DWU 10-4 in the second game to earn a split. “We performed well in that first game,” DWU coach Steve Gust said. “We battled and battled.
The Platte-Geddes boys basketball team has been impressive during state tournament time the last two seasons, and much of that is because of Coby Johnson. The forward has helped the Black Panthers to first-round upsets at the state tournament each of the last two years, and that included a championship-game appearance this year.
Sitting in an empty Corn Palace with no opponent, fans or game to be played, Mitchell’s Macy Miller reflected on quite possibly the greatest season in South Dakota girls high school basketball history. The senior, wearing her No.
ABERDEEN — The halftime break of the Class B championship was filled with special presentation, including the Platte-Geddes cheerleaders winning the highest honor for a sideline squad. The five members of the Black Panther cheerleading team let out a burst of emotion and ran from under the basket to center court when its name was announced as the Spirit of Six winner at the Class B boys’ basketball state tournament Saturday at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen. “It’s a great honor because it helps represent what the girls are doing on the floor while cheering on their teams,” Platte-Geddes
ABERDEEN – Top-seeded James Valley Christian got off to a hot start from behind the three-point line and held on down the stretch to win its first state title. The Vikings topped the No. 7 Platte-Geddes Black Panthers 67-54 in the championship game of the Class B state boys’ basketball tournament Saturday at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen. Alex Waldner made 3-pointers early and often, sinking five shots from beyond the arc in the first half to push JVC to an early lead.